At Green Gully Reserve, Green Gully SC continued their resurgence with an emphatic 4-0 victory over St Albans Dinamo in Round 12 of the NPL Victoria, showcasing a dominant performance that delighted the home supporters.

Following a morale-boosting win over Avondale and a convincing victory in the Dockerty Cup, Gully entered the match with newfound confidence. This was evident from the outset as they asserted control early, with the young Shifa Ahmed making his presence felt on the right flank.

The opening goal came in the 25th minute when Ahmed, seizing the moment, dazzled with an incredible solo effort. Picking the ball up on the right, he cut inside, breezed past defenders, rounded the keeper, and coolly slotted home, marking his first senior goal for the club in spectacular fashion.

Gully’s momentum continued, and their dominance was further asserted just before the half-time whistle. Mo Adam extended the lead with a precise finish, capitalising on a beautifully threaded pass, giving Gully a comfortable 2-0 lead as they headed into the break.

The second half mirrored the first in terms of Gully’s control and effectiveness. Jalil Regague added to the tally in the 50th minute, bundling home from a corner to make it 3-0. The goal underscored Gully’s set-piece prowess and their ability to capitalise on their physicality in the box.

The scoring was rounded off by Adam, who netted his second of the match in the 53rd minute. A lovely piece of play by Josh Hope, who slid a perfect through ball, set Adam up for a fine finish, reflecting the seamless link-up play that Gully had displayed throughout the match.

Defensively, Gully was equally impressive. Taylor Schrijvers and Jalil Regague were formidable at the back, thwarting any threats from St Albans and maintaining a clean sheet. Their ability to neutralise St Albans’ forward moves was crucial in keeping the momentum in Gully’s favour.

Substitutions in the latter stages, including Eiloan Kifle coming on for the outstanding Ahmed, allowed Gully to freshen up their attack and continue pressing without losing intensity. This strategic squad rotation demonstrated the depth and readiness of the entire team.

The victory is a significant boost for Green Gully, not only in terms of climbing the NPL Victoria ladder but also in building team morale and cohesion. As they look ahead to their next challenges in both the league and the Dockerty Cup, performances like this one will surely be seen as benchmarks for what the team can achieve.

This convincing win, marked by clinical finishing and robust defending, positions Green Gully as a rejuvenated force in the league, setting up an intriguing narrative for the remainder of the season.